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Supreme Court rules for senator Bautista

Santo Domingo.- The Supreme Court 2nd Chamber on Wednesday ruled that senator Felix Bautista and six codefendants charged with embezzlement and money laundering will hot have to face criminal proceedings.

The reading of the ruling was set for 12noon and postponed until 2pm on alleged problems with printers.

The prosecution had appealed the ruling handed down by the Special Instruction judge Alejandro Moscoso on March 27, which reversed the indictment obtained by Justice minister Francisco Dominguez.

Moscoso had ruled to lift any challenge, liens, confiscations, freezing of assets and other measures restricting the defendant’s control of his assets, which the prosecution had claimed stem from money laundering and embezzlement while director of the powerful State Works Supervisory Engineers Office (OISOE)

Bautista, senator from western San Juan de la Maguana, is also the Organizational Secretary of the ruling PLD party.

Source: DT

Oct 21, 2015

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